Trust Members' Area


About the Council of Governors

The driving force of any Foundation Trust is the active involvement of the membership.

The Council of Governors meets every three months at the hospital. All reasonable expenses incurred as a result of carrying out Council duties (such as travel expenses) are reimbursed by the Trust, although there is no salary associated with the post of Governor. The public members of the Governors have a real opportunity to ensure that Tameside and Glossop Integrated Care NHS Foundation Trust continues in the 21st century as a hospital of which the people of Tameside and Glossop can be proud, the hospital of choice for local people.

If we are lucky enough to receive a lot of interest and nominations for each area then an election will take place. This will involve all the other members within the area casting a postal vote based on a short summary about each of the individuals seeking to be elected to the Foundation Trust's Council of Governors. This election will be organised by UK Engage on behalf of the Trust to ensure the process is fair and open. Clearly, the nomination forms to be found within the information packs need to be completed and returned to the Returning Officer. If only one person comes forward for nomination, they will be elected unopposed.

Click to view more details regarding what a public member of the Foundation Trust’s Council of Governor does and how to apply

Our Current Council of Governors

Below contains details of the currently elected Council of Governors. The Governors contact details is via Membership Office on 0161 922 6005. There should be 29 Governors, 15 public, 7 partnership and 7 staff.



Elected Member: Lesley Conroy

Date elected: 20st March 2017

Office expires: 19th March 2023


My job is engagement (inclusion, diversity and wellbeing) and knowledge management [within the Solicitors Office and Legal Services department of HM Revenue and Customs] and I’m comfortable challenging the way we do things.

I have a real interest in people and listening with an open mind is a big part of my day job. Making it easier for you to tell us what you think is a priority for me as I develop as a governor and represent the people I serve.

I grew up in Tameside.  Our health professionals have looked after me and my three children incredibly well through a variety of injuries and illnesses but we can always improve and I’d really welcome your support to do that.


Elected Member: Champak Mistry

Date elected: 22nd March 2019 

Office expires: 21st March 2022 

My name is Champak Mistry.  I am a retired CNC programming engineer, I worked up from an apprentice to managing occupational safety and health (IOSH).    I have lived in Tameside for over 40 years I am married with two daughters and one son. My eldest daughter is head of customer services for Barking and Dagenham council. My Daughter works as homeless officer in Northamptonshire.  My son is a domiciliary optometrist and my daughter in law is a General Practitioner in Derbyshire. I am heavy involved with the local Indian association, I work hard to raise awareness and educate members to improve integration and well being within the community.As an elected member I will represent the views of people whom struggle to share their views due to language barriers.  I endeavour to improve services to meet the needs of our community. 



Wendy Brelsford - COG

Elected Member: Wendy Brelsford

Date re-elected: 22nd March 2019

Office expires: 21st March 2022

My name is Wendy Brelsford, and I have lived in Audenshaw for 36 years. I’ve been Public Governor for the town at Tameside Hospital for six years, having previously had various community roles which includes; being the Governor in two primary schools, the setting up of a community association for Jigsaw tenants in Audenshaw, the setup of numerous Homewatch streets. An elected member of Tameside Council, a member of the Management Committee of Ryecroft Hall and a Board Director of Tameside Citizen’s Advice Bureau.

Before retirement, I was a mathematics lecturer at Tameside College. I am also a local JP, and hold a Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service.


Elected Member: Mike Walker

Date elected: 22nd March 2019

Office expires: 21st March 2022

I am Mike Walker and having lived in Denton for 60 years I and am honoured to now represent my Town as a governor at Tameside and Glossop Integrated Care NHS Foundation Trust. The appointment is the latest chapter of a lifetime of community support that includes over thirty years police service, retiring as an Inspector at Tameside. Followed by charity fundraising for the NSPCC, The David Lewis Epilepsy Centre at Alderley and as Fundraising Manager at The Beechwood Cancer Care Centre in Stockport. I have been Chairman of my local residents association and a governor at Corrie County Primary School. I look forward to another challenge and to be supported by my wife Irene, my children Michelle and her husband Dave, Alan his wife Kim and my grandchildren Hollie, Adam and Jack.



Position Vacant

Elected Member: Richard Williams

Date elected: 17 October 2022

Office expires:




Elected Member: Rt Rev Dr Vernon Marshall 

Date elected: 15 December 2020

Office expires:


I am Dr Vernon Marshall and have lived in Dukinfield since 1998, but I am originally from a coal mining village in South Yorkshire. Although originally and teacher and then a social care worker, I have spent most of my adult life in Church Ministry. I am now the spiritual leader of a religious movement in the mystical tradition. I have a long history of community involvement, in housing associations, as a Prison Monitor, in mental health work, and in local politics. I also served for a number years in University chaplaincy. I am currently a volunteer with a Cardiac Support Group at Wythenshaw Hospital. I am also a writer and, in my spare time, a countryside walker and a dog owner.




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Elected Member: Lesley Surman

Date elected: 16th December 2016

Office expires: 19th December 2022


My approach to life is fundamentally practical and humanitarian. I worked within clinical and educational Health Care setting all my working life attaining professional qualifications, a Bachelors, Masters and Doctorate degree (all Health Care related) and lots of experience, knowledge and understanding.

Since retiring in 2011 I have become increasingly involved in promoting the patient/public voice and the advocating for the benefits of patient/public participation, with a particular focus on the Glossopdale Neighbourhood 

I am Chair of the Glossopdale Patient Neighbourhood Group (GPNG) and the Tameside and Glossop Patient Network (PN); here we work closely with T&G ICFT and other commissioning/delivery groups to inform and keep central the public interests.



Elected Member: Chris Webster

Date re-elected: 20th March 2017

Office expires: 19th March 2023


My name is Chris Webster and I am in my second term as a Public Governor for Glossopdale. I share this responsibility with Dr Lesley Surman and between us we attend as many of the Neighbourhood and Well Being meetings as possible. I am a member of Manor House Patient Participation Group and I have recently resigned as a School Governor at New Mills Primary School. I am Vice Chair of the Trustees of Bakewell and Glossop Community Transport. In my role at the Tameside and Glossop Integrated care Trust, I serve on the Nominations Committee where we review the Non-Executive Directors and the Chair of the Trust. I attend the Finance Committee and the Workforce Committee meetings and report back to Governors. I work with the open day committee too. I find my role challenging at times, but rewarding. I am proud to serve as part of the great team that is still transforming Tameside and Glossop Foundation Trust into one of the best performing Trusts in the Country.



Elected Member:  Vacant

Date re-elected:

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Elected Member: Mark Hindle

Date elected: 29th May 2018

Office expires: 28th May 2021


Originally from Droylsden, I was born in Tameside Hospital, I have lived locally all my life and I am passionate about local services. I have worked in and around the NHS for several years and I feel I have a good understanding of the challenges, opportunities and benefits of improving local health and care services.

I initially trained with the Royal Air Force before starting my career in IT in the healthcare sector, where I established a track record of delivering innovative technology solutions and information systems into the NHS and internationally. I have a keen interest in technology and how it can be used to enable change and ‘join up’ health and care services.

I have been involved locally with the Air Cadets and Scouts and am passionate about providing opportunities for young people, such as the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award Scheme. In my spare time I enjoy spending family time with my wife and son and I am a lifelong Manchester City supporter.

I have lived in Hyde now for a number of years and as a governor, it is important to me to ensure local voices can be heard and that the Trust is held to account on behalf of the people of Hyde.



Elected Member: Anne Corrie

Date re-elected: 22nd March 2019

Office expires: 13th April 2022


I first became closely involved with Tameside and Glossop authority in 1979 when I became chair of the T and G Community Health Council which was a statutory body meant to represent patients views. Later I was appointed Chair of the Family Practitioners Committee which later morphed into Tameside Family Health Service Authority. I have retained my interest in local healthcare over these many years. 

I have at the same time been an educationalist largely involved with dyslexic young people in Manchester. I have been retired for the past seven years but continue to do voluntary work in my community.


Alec Hall

Elected Member: Alec Hall

Date elected: 6th December 2018

Office expires: 5th December 2021


I was born and lived all my life in Mossley. I am a Member of the Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply and have over 35 years experience in purchasing and materials management in both the private sector and more recently at Tameside MBC prior to retirement eight year ago. I also served 16 years in the Territorial Army before leaving in 1998.

Married to Kath I enjoy walking and travel and have a keen interest in all things motorcycle related.



Elected Member: Fred Keyzer

Date elected:

Office expires: 19th March 2023


England and Wales

Elected member: Murtaza Husaini

Date re-elected: 20th March 2017

Office expires: 19th March 2023


I have experience working as governor for TGH and am a Trust board member for Healthwatch.

I am keen to improve TGH to be better than any in the country and preferred by patients.

As a previous cardiologist and director of CCU/ITU at the TGH and I have been a member of committees which look after relations with patients and authorities.

Appointed Partnership Members

  • Organisation: Young Person Representative

Name: Vacant


  • Organisation: Tameside Metropolitan Borough Council


Name: Cllr Brenda Warrington

Councillor Brenda Warrington became the Leader of Tameside Council on January 31, 2018.

Brenda’s GMCA responsibility is portfolio lead for Age-Friendly Greater Manchester and Equalities.

Brenda is the first female chair of the Greater Manchester Pension Fund in its 95-year history, the largest Local Government Pension Scheme in the UK at £23 billion.

The Denton West Councillor was first elected in 2002 and became executive member for Adult Services in 2008. 

Brenda has served as the council’s lead member for Health and External Relations and Scrutiny as well as being chair of the Personal and Health Services Scrutiny Panel.  Under that role she was responsible for the integration of health and social care and merging Tameside Council and Tameside and Glossop Clinical Commissioning Group.

Brenda served as Deputy Mayor in Tameside in 2008 to 2009 and Mayor in 2012 to 2013.

Brenda has held roles and been involved in many organisations and community groups, including as a school governor at Denton West Primary School and Two Trees Community College, continuing that role when it merged with Egerton Park College to become Denton Community College, and helped establish Friends of Granada Park and Friends of Thornley Park.


  • Organisation: High Peak Borough Council
    Name: Councillor Anthony McKeown




  • Organisation: Consort Healthcare (Tameside) plc


Name: Mark Holden

Mark is a Partner Governor of the Trust and a director of Consort Healthcare (Tameside) PLC the Trust’s PFI partner responsible for the new hospital project completed in 2009. He has been responsible for all stages of the Tameside Hospital project from the bid through to current day. Mark has 31 years of experience in the construction and related services industry and has been involved with similar projects since 1995 and has extensive experience in the healthcare sector both in Manchester and throughout the UK. Mark lives in Greater Manchester


  • Organisation: Action Together
  • Name: Dr Kailash Chand


Elected Staff Members



Division:  Clinical Support
Name:    Nicola Bullough  

 Office expires: 15 December 2022



Division: Corporate Services

Name: Andrew Morgan

Office expires:  31st March 2021



Division: Estates and Facilities

Name:Mike McCluskey

Office expires: 29th June 2021

I have worked at the Trust for over 28 years initially as a Trust Fire Officer and later as Fire Safety and EPRR (emergency preparedness resilience and response) Manager.

Previously I was serving in the Royal Air Force as a firefighter. I have seen and worked through many changes within the NHS which have impacted on the Trust. I have been a staff governor for Estates & Facilities since 2012 & support my areas where I can to ensure information & support is given to these essential non-clinical depts which operate across the Trust 24/7 alongside frontline clinical colleagues. I also provide support to the staff lottery.

In my spare time I enjoy watching all sports but particular all levels of football and have held a season ticket at Manchester City for over 30 years. I also enjoy running. I live locally in Ashton Under Lyne, my wife works as a staff nurse on ITU at the Hospital. My two children attend school locally at St Damians.







Division: Medical and Urgent

Name: Adrian Smith

Office expires:  16th February 2023







Division: Intermediate Tier Service and Neighbourhoods

Name:Gleeny Suarez

Office expires: 5th November 2021

Gleeny Suarez is a Sister/ Charge nurse at the Stamford Unit 2.

A graduate with Bachelor's of Science degree in Nursing in the Philippines October 1997. Passed the Nursing Board Examination on December 1997. NMC registered to practice as Adult Nurse in the UK since August 2003. A very experienced Qualified Nurse who worked for 22 years in different field of Nursing.

3 years in Philippines, 1 year and 3 months in Singapore and almost 16 years here in the United Kingdom.

I worked for 8 years in Trauma Unit, former Ward 2. 1 and a half years in the Care of the Elderly in Ward 41 and 3 years and a half in Acute Medical Unit, 1 year and 3 months a full time agency Nurse and at present Sister/ Charge Nurse in the Stamford Unit for almost 2 years now.

Happily married with four children. 





Division: Surgery
Name: Raja Swaminathan

Office expires: 30th June 2021

I have frontline experience in the NHS surgical constituency, as a junior trainee doctor to being a consultant, spanning more than 20 years. I bring my experience in constructive dialogue, clinical governance, teaching, training and education. As a consultant orthopedic surgeon for more than 10 years, I have knowledge and experience of the challenges faced by the frontline staff in providing gold standard patient centered care.

I believe that with openness, transparency and collaborative working, work force engagement could be improved further.  I am enthusiastic to bring about change in the work place environment, in an evolving 21st century NHS, with changing expectations from patients and regulatory bodies. I am proud to represent the surgical workforce in the council and help in adherence to the standards set by the NHS constitution. 






Division: Women and Children's
Name: Vacant







Election Results


Unopposed Declaration - Ashton-under-lyne, Audenshaw, Denton and Longdendale 2019       


Declaration Ashton

Unopposed Declaration Ashton

Declaration Glossop

Declaration Glossop 2

Declaration Hyde

Unopposed Declaration Hyde

Declaration Stalybridge

Declaration England and Wales

Unopposed Declaration Denton

Unopposed Declaration Droylsden

Unopposed Declaration Dukinfield

Unopposed Declaration Staff - Facilities

Unopposed Declaration Staff - Surgery

Declaration Mossley 2018


Statement of Persons Nominated 2017

Statement of Persons Nominated 2018

Statement of Persons Nominated 2018



Notice of Elections

The Trust will hold elections to the Council of Governors of Tameside and Glossop Integrated Care NHS Foundation Trust for the following constituencies in January:

Ashton-under-Lyne (1 seat)

Droyslden (1 seat)

Glossop (1 seat)

Hyde (1 seat)

Stalybridge  (1 seat)

Rest of England and Wales (1 seat)


2 Staff Governors in the following constituencies:

Corporate Services

Medical and Urgent Care


The Notice of Elections can be found here     

To find out how to get a nomination form click here






Council of Governors Board Meetings


Room G38, Ground Floor
Werneth House, Education Centre
Tameside and Glossop Integrated Care NHS Foundation Trust


2020 Dates:

Thursday 11th March at 12:30pm

Thursday 16th June at 6pm

Thursday 24 September at 4:30pm

Thursday  8th December at 12:30pm

All meetings held in Werneth House


Annual Members Meeting

Tameside and Glossop Integrated Care NHS - Annual Members Meeting - 19th September 2020 - 6:30pm-8:30pm

The meeting will highlight our progress and achievements as set out in the Trusts Annual Report and Accounts for 2018/19.


2019 - Agenda, Minutes & Backing Papers


 Agenda  Minutes  Backing Papers
 March 2019       Minutes  COG Papers
 May 2019    
 June 2019    
 July 2019      
 December 2019    COG Papers
 Agenda  Minutes  Backing Papers
 December 2018     COG Papers
 September 2018  Minutes  COG Papers
 July 2018  Minutes  COG Papers
 March 2018  Minutes  COG Papers